Dead at home from Covid-19
Published:  Jan 28, 2021 3:59 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2021 5:52 PM

Good morning. If you have a loved one recovering from Covid-19 at home or want to know what to do if you're in their shoe, please read on.

Key Highlights

  • Dead under home quarantine

  • Barred due to Covid-19

  • Some rules relaxed

Dead under home quarantine

A police officer who came down with Covid-19 and was placed under home quarantine
died at his residence.

The death highlights a drawback of the
policy to allow Covid-19 patients with no or mild symptoms to stay home.

Covid-19 patients at home aren't observed by medical experts. But there also
aren't enough beds in hospitals.

The government set up over 100
assessment centres which are meant to keep tabs on cases at home via call but there are complaints of Covid-19 patients being left in the dark.

If you're recovering from Covid-19 at home, seek immediate medical attention if symptoms get worse. Here's a guideline by the Health Ministry.


MMA: Rope in GPs for vaccination
This is to reduce stress on gov't facilities.
Kedah MB's office closed due to Covid-19
Another department is also closed.
Police training centre hit by Covid-19
There have been eight cases.


Barred due to Covid-19

Some apartments are requiring tenants to take Covid-19 tests. Some go as far as barring migrant tenants who don't take one.

Health experts say it isn't the way to go. Some point out contradictions as certain Covid-19 patients are required to quarantine at home.

Property experts also said the law doesn't allow residents - owner or tenants - to be barred.

But Defence Minister Ismail Sabri said while the government did not have such rules, it wasn't opposed to them.

The emergency government has spoken.



Probe into forged Covid-19 screening slips
Forged letters are making rounds.
Survey reveals patient care compromised
There's aren't enough doctors.
Kelantanese grapple with water cuts
Many turn to alternative supply.


Some rules relaxed

All shops can now open until 10pm. They previously closed at 8pm.

This is to standardise with eateries hours which was extended last week after complaints of people going hungry after work.

Meanwhile, Perlis will allow obligatory prayers at mosques to proceed at maximum capacity as the state has relatively less Covid-19 cases.

Despite the relaxation, it's not time to let loose. The government is promising stiffer punishments for SOP violations soon.

Yesterday also saw the second-highest daily Covid-19 cases.


Jakoa to support Orang Asli students
This is to help them resume classes
Environmentalists fume at S'gor MB's 
They say MB is not taking forest reserve seriously.
Call to improve confidence in Covid-19 vaccine
The focus should be on the vulnerable.


A daily glance at Covid-19

  • 4,094 new cases yesterday (Jan 28), second-highest on record. The highest was 4,275 cases on Jan 23.

  • This is the fourth time daily cases are above 4,000 in just two weeks.

  • Active cases climbed for the second consecutive day to 43,192.

  • Malaysiakini also compiles daily locations affected by Covid-19 so you can take precaution.

What else is happening?

  • Malaysia fell six places in the global corruption perception index.

  • Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari defends a highway proposal in Petaling Jaya.

  • Sacked BN secretary-general Annuar Musa said Umno should choose the winning team for the general election.


Moody's affirms Malaysia's A3 rating
It doesn't expect sustained impact from Covid-19.
Putrajaya hails Moody's affirmation
The finance minister says it shows confidence.
Gov't told to pick up slack in corruption fight 
This is after Malaysia's CPI rank slipped.


What are people saying?

Sexual harassment in the legal fraternity
By Young Lawyers
Covid-19 vaccine safe despite short development time
By Dr Khor Swee Kheng
Tommy Thomas’ shocking revelation
By Malaysiakini Readers



Orang Asli children travel 15km to an oil palm estate, the nearest place they can get an internet connection for online lessons. Read the full photo essay.

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